Journalist Okke Ornstein released from prison Panama
The Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein, who in november was arrested in Panama, Friday, the prison in Panama leaving.
This is reported by Dirk Janssen, the Dutch ambassador in the Central American country, Friday night shows on Twitter. Tuesday, reported the ministry of Foreign Affairs, that Ornstein grace would get from president Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez.
“Good to see that Okke Ornstein just before christmas is released. We need critical journalists cherish,” said Janssen in his tweet. Below is a picture of Ornstein with his stuff by a gate.
Ornstein was mid-november upon arrival in Panama were arrested. The reason for his arrest were articles that he has on his blog Bananama Republic has published on the dubious activities of a Canadian businessman Monte Friesner in Panama. The charge was slander and libel.
Ornstein writes on his blog, especially the stories about corruption and cases of fraud in Latin America. He also works for the Dutch public broadcasting, and Al Jazeera.